Great grassroots initiative! And yes, there is only one way to end the isolation and stigma of dementia and that is to tell the story of the people and not just that of their illness. This strengths based perspective is valuable not only for the person living with dementia, their family members, their care partners, and their medical providers, but also benefits our society as a whole and allows us to cultivate empathy for one another. Great job on building this network.
Very exciting to think of MBDC reaching more caregivers! It is one of the principle self-care tools to offer caregivers as they continue to care for their loved ones living with dementia related illnesses. Best of luck!